Carroll County school resource officer plans analyzed at board meeting

With less than one month until school begins, the Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted 4-0, with member Marsha Herbert absent, to allow Superintendent Steven Lockard to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in relation to the school resource officer program. The signing is one more step forward in implementing the Safe to Learn Act of 2018, which was passed in the final moments of the 2018 General Assembly. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Washington County Board of Education Computer contract extension OK'd

The second and third years of a contract for computer backup services were approved Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Education. According to BOE documents, in August 2017, the board approved a contract with Innovative Inc. for cloud-based computer backup and disaster recovery services for WCPS servers from the date of award through July 31, 2020. (Herald-Mail)

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Program links Baltimore high school students with legal careers

Morneé Marshall-Key has been pushed this summer by her supervisor at the public defender’s office in Baltimore to attend trials and practice better communication skills. But Marshall-Key is not a law school student – she’s a rising high school senior at ACCE Academy who hopes to one day become a lawyer. Marshall-Key’s internship is through Law Links, a program which has placed more than 800 rising juniors and seniors in internships at law firms, courts, nonprofits, and other law related agencies across Baltimore since 1994. (Daily Record)

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Howard County apprenticeship program announced

Howard County announced a new program to help train potential workers to fill electrical, plumbing and HVAC-R jobs, County Executive Alan Kittleman announced Thursday. The county earned the approval of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to use apprenticeships that would attracted skilled workers in needed employment areas. (WMAR-TV)

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Shop With a Cop back-to-school event 'starts the kids off on the right foot'

Six-year-old Adiva Jefferson and 9-year-old Iyanna Butler, sisters from Westminster, sat at picnic tables in Dutterer Family Park munching on slices of pizza. For the two sisters who will attend William Winchester Elementary School next month, the day was successful — each was able to get a backpack and school supplies before eating and enjoying the park at the annual Shop With a Cop back-to-school event in Westminster. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Leadership program prepares Frederick youth to become 'informed citizens'

Jaden Stier, a 13-year-old who wants to be an FBI agent one day, spent his week learning what it takes to become a leader. “I realized that I will really have to work for it,” he said. As part of United Way of Frederick County’s Summer Serve Leadership Week, Stier and 10 other children ages 12 through 17 spent the week hearing from city government officials, visiting nonprofits and businesses, and learning about Frederick’s history.  (news-Post)

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Bel Air High School welcomes incoming freshmen with 'success session'

Tara Trzeciak, an incoming freshman at Bel Air High School, got what she considers genuine answers to her questions about life in high school from older students Wednesday. “They were personal with [us],” she said. “They know where we’re coming from, so they’re just nice about everything.” Tara, 13, of Bel Air, was among a group of incoming ninth-graders who spent about three hours Wednesday with Bel Air High School upperclassmen and administrators learning about the high school experience. (Aegis)

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August 9 // Baltimore launches apprentice program aimed at growing local industrial workforce

Mayor Catherine Pugh announced a new apprenticeship program Wednesday aimed at providing mechanical skills training and certification to help local residents gain employment in the energy sector. The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship program was developed over about a year's time based on input by local businesses and organizations. Baltimore City Community College will provide the classroom time and training for the program that seeks to help satisfy the workforce needs of employers in the energy sector and residents who are seeking a career path. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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